In the center of the unit’s crest, against a light blue background, a sable colored castle with two towers is positioned over five blue waves. From the left tower, three stylized aircraft are arching upwards. The top left corner features a silver and sable colored four-point Compass Rose. The surrounding silver edge incorporates the name of the unit in sable color at the top and the bottom.
The blue background represents the unbounded sky as an inherent Air Force element. This color also holds the heraldic values of Justice, Ownership, Truth, and Loyalty.
The blue waves at the bottom represent the majestic Mediterranean Sea which extends from the Atlantic Ocean at its West, towards the confines of the Black Sea at the East, engulfing in between the majority of the countries in the Area of Responsibility. This heraldic sea symbolizes the brave and engaged spirit that never gives up and holds its boundaries at the obedience of its Sovereign.
The castle symbolizes the great power and strength employed to protect its friends and allies while resisting the enemy threat with invincible gallantry. The dark sable color holds the heraldic values of Prudence, Rigor, Honesty, and Obedience. The Tower symbol, in heraldic tradition denotes the generosity from which the knight offers his unconditional services to his homeland and his King.
The three stylized aircraft represent Air Power. In heraldic tradition, their arrow shapes are the symbol of the true warrior spirit. Their white- silver color represents the heraldic values of Purity, Integrity, Obedience, Firmness, and Vigilance.
The NATO insignia, in its classic form of a Compass Rose, provides the direction to which all Service professionals should follow towards mission accomplishment and marks Combined Air Operations Centre Torrejón as a unit within the NATO Command Structure.
The gray-silver color of the herald’s edge, again symbolizes the values of Purity, Integrity, Obedience, Firmness, and Vigilance. At the head and foot of the edge, the name of the unit is inscribed as CAOC TORREJÓN, CAOC being the official NATO acronym for Combined Air Operations Centre.